By IONA KIRBY
Not quite leaving his roots behind: Daniel Radcliffe was dressed just like Harry Potter as he filmed his new movie Kill Your Darling in New York
He is branching out with other roles since the end of the Harry Potter saga.
But it seems Daniel Radcliffe’s latest character isn’t all that far removed from the boy wizard – at least where his wardrobe is concerned.
The actor looked the spitting image of the part he is best-known for when he was spotted filming his latest movie Kill Your Darlings in New York.
The 22-year-old plays the protagonist in the film, which is based on the life of gay Beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg.
He wore cream trousers, a grey shirt and a red cardigan to shoot scenes earlier this week. But it was his rounded spectacles that made Radcliffe reminiscent of his Harry Potter character.
New role: Daniel plays Beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming film
The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen as Edie Parker, the first wife of fellow Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac.
Ben Foster co-stars as William S. Burroughs with Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr.
The movie is based on the novel 'And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks' by Kerouac and Burroughs.
Making a spectacle of himself: Daniel's glasses left him looking like Harry Potter as he filmed scenes
Dexter star Michael C. Hall also appears in the thriller as teacher David Kammerer.
During his Harry Potter heyday in 2007, Radcliffe told the Daily Star: 'I’d never play a gay character just for the sake of it.
‘But if the script was good and it was a good character, it wouldn’t bother me. Playing characters exploring their sexuality is a challenge.’
Period drama: The movie also stars Elizabeth Olsen and is slated for a 2013 release